H.C Andersen - A Life World
The exhibition "A Life World" brings the great fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen into a dialogue with two of the most prominent artists of the contemporary art scene, Joseph Kosuth and the couple Ilya & Emilia Kabakov.
Both the Kabakovs and Kosuth work with themes that were significant to Andersen, such as memory and identity, language and existence. As conceptually working artists, they are concerned with the visualization of abstract matters but whereas Kosuth works in the cross field between word and image in a clear, conceptualist idiom, the Kabakovs' universe is one of memory and imagination, brought to life through the staging of spaces and objects.
The exhibition is presented in cooperation with the Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, where it was on view in 2005.